Still having issues. I have tried a few different Pi 4s. One had the normal FA image, one had the FA image with lcd, and one had an ubuntu image and I installed the software via a How to I found from you abcd. Nothing worked.
I had ordered a second antenna a couple days ago and that just came. No fix… Regardless of what I use I am still getting that no data is being found/produced
PiAware master process (piaware) is running with pid 1090.
PiAware ADS-B client (faup1090) is running with pid 1106.
PiAware ADS-B UAT client (faup978) is not running (disabled by configuration settings)
PiAware mlat client (fa-mlat-client) is running with pid 1103.
Local ADS-B receiver (dump1090-fa) is running with pid 852.
dump1090-fa (pid 852) is listening for ES connections on port 30005.
faup1090 is connected to the ADS-B receiver.
piaware is connected to FlightAware.
dump1090 is NOT producing data on localhost:30005.
I have a second FlightAware ProStick Plus coming in a couple days, but in my mind I just find it hard to believe the issue is the ProStick Plus I already have that is brand new. How often are those DoA?
I am in a fairly rural area, despite being near a few airports. Is there a way to confirm whether interference is an issue? I don’t believe I am shielding that antenna… for several hours today I have had the antenna on our deck with a clear view of the sky. As I mentioned before though, I am very new to this.
Even tried different power supplies. Had planes showing the flightaware site directly overhead, but my device still not picking up anything.
Although at the moment it seems like it could be the ProStick Plus, I am worried once the new one shows up I am still going to have issues…
The SMA-female does not have center pin. The reverse SMA (RP-SMA) male also does not have a center pin, it has a hole. The center wire connection is open because of missing pin. A temporary workaround is to cut a short piece of center wire of coax and insert in hole of RP-SMA male. This piece of wire will act as the missing pin, and connection will be established.
There is another possibility as @wiedehopf has alresdy mentioned: a strong RF interference. If very strong, it can saturate front end of ProStick and make it deaf to signals from aircraft. The source of this RF interference may be either tv / fm / cell / mobile towers nearby, or some electrical / electronic appliace withi your home. HDMI cables are notorious in radiating RF interference.
Try to relocate your portable antenna and RPi to another room and see if that makes any difference.
ProStick + is plugged directly into the RPi and always has been. I just inserted the paperclip to be used as an antenna. I am unable to place it outside at the moment as it is rainy here today, but is it next to a big window. Previously I had tried the setup(with antenna I mentioned earlier) in several different rooms including out on the deck when is was nice out. Currently still no data coming through with the paperclip
I ran “sudo dmesg --ctime | grep voltage” but it does not produce any output. I am hoping that means there are no voltage issues.
Is there an easy way to determine if I am getting interference from nearby towers? I also thought the point of the ProStick Plus was its embedded filter to help with interference.